Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame Reveals Class of 2024

Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame Reveals Class of 2024

PITTSBURGH—The Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame will enshrine 10 new members in its 2024 induction class, it was announced today by the Panthers’ Director of Athletics Heather Lyke.

The honorees, who will receive induction at the Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner presented by PNC on Friday, Sept. 13, at the Petersen Events Center, are:

  • DeJuan Blair (Men’s Basketball)
  • Dick Groat (Broadcaster; Posthumous)
  • Bill Hillgrove (Broadcaster)
  • Amy Jackson (Women’s Swimming)
  • Brianna Kiesel (Women’s Basketball)
  • George McLaren (Football; Posthumous)
  • Jamie Pelusi (Women’s Soccer)
  • Darrelle Revis (Football)
  • Al Romano (Football)
  • Steve Lewis (Track and Field Coach; Posthumous)

“Our Hall of Fame classes annually showcase not only the greatest athletes in Pitt history but also the very best to ever compete in their respective sports,” Lyke said. “These ten honorees embody that same legendary excellence. 

“This class features iconic performers representing six different sports and, for the first time ever, the field of broadcasting. Their achievements truly inspire Pitt pride and we look forward to celebrating their richly deserved inductions this fall.”

In addition to the Sept. 13 induction dinner, the inductees will be introduced at Acrisure Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 14, when the Panthers take on historic rival West Virginia. 

“The Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame induction dinner has become one of Western Pennsylvania’s must-attend events,” Lyke said. “We look forward to celebrating our honorees in style with our guests.”

Nominations for the Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame were solicited from the general public. Candidates must be five years removed from their final year of collegiate competition and not currently be playing professional sports. 

The Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame selection committee then evaluated the candidate pool and provided a recommendation on the class to the director of athletics.

For Hall of Fame Dinner ticket information, visit, email or call (412) 648-8889.

2024 Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame Class Biographies

DeJuan Blair | Men’s Basketball | 2007-09 

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